Your retreat is on a quiet country road- only minutes from the quaint town square of Newton, NC, 14 min. from Hickory and 20 min from Lake Norman. Your stay includes a fully furnished, private 2 bedroom home and use of our pool and relaxing deck.
A very clean, comfortable and fully furnished 2 bedroom/ 1 bath apartment with full kitchen, living and dining combo. There is one queen size bed, one full and one twin bed, a fold out couch and an air mattress. The space is located across from our home and on our small, family farm which currently includes fields to wander,a playset for kids and gardens, orchards, chickens, guineas,cat and dog to see. If interested, we will arrange for you or your children to be involved in our farm chores and will share produce from our garden when available. The grounds are not always "Martha Stewart"-manicured, but our commitment to you is a clean and comfortable home-away-from-home.
Our swimming pool and large outdoor patio area are available to you... a kids playset and a bonfire area and a grill for relaxing evenings upon request. For those staying longer or for messy emergencies we have a washer and dryer available next door upon request.
Interaction with guests
Interaction with our family is up to you. The Retreat is situated so that it is very quiet. If rest is what you need, we will honor that by keeping the noise of daily life to a minimum. That said, we are home most of the time. If you like to be out and about, we do, too! We homeschool and have children from young to high school. We have daily work that must be done outside. We enjoy family cookouts and bonfires when we are home. We enjoy meeting new people and learning more about the world through their stories.
Other things to note
If your travel plans warrant, we can provide you with a simple meal upon arrival for an added fee. Please let us know if that would make your life easier as you travel. We will be glad to help.
Honor and Respect One Another.
That is what we give and what we expect.
Ours is a Family-friendly, Rated-G property.
We enjoy music, but not loud and late at night.
We enjoy animals, but not in the apartment.
We will provide a small, outside fenced area with a dog house on an as needed basis. Your pet will need to remain there. We have farm animals that we must protect. NC is Tobacco-land. You are free to smoke it, chew it or spit it in the outside areas only.
We also ask that children are instructed to not walk IN the gardens, to not remove any animals from their housing and to not play in or near the pool without adult supervision. Thanks!
"LIFE is Good" would be an accurate life motto for us. We have deep respect for human life, animal life, plant life and GOD - The Giver of Life. We honor the diversity that comes with those lives. Because of this motto, we have 7 children, 20+ farm animals and I could never count how many plants that we care for. The Life of our marriage has been tended to for 26 years now and we thoroughly enjoy learning about the interesting lives of those who visit us here. The days here at Scion Farm have their share of chaos and peace. Sorrows and joys. Messes and beauty. And through it all, we hold that LIFE is Good and we will keep working to promote it...as long as we live. We would be honored to have you share a few moments of your life with us here. As hosts, we know that every guest has different reasons for their travel here. We are as glad to give you complete solitude as we are to visit a bit with you- if the time allows. Know that whatever your reason for visiting, we hope you feel right at home.